Mass, Young Adult Fiction
RPLA GOLD AWARD WINNER
Kristin Durfee is the author of MASS (Orange Blossom Publishing), The Four Corners Trilogy (Black Opal Books), and short stories appearing in several Thriller, Speculative, and Contemporary anthologies for adults.
She lives in Central Florida and when not enjoying the sun with her husband, son, and two quirky dogs, you can usually find her on a run, horseback ride, or wandering around a theme park. Visit her website here or follow her on Facebook.
WINNER OF THE 2021 GOLD AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION IN THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS
"A moving, worldly-wise tale of a teen on a spiritual roller-coaster ride."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Mass is a complete and well-written story that would win fans of other genres over. Definitely one of the best young adult books I've read!"
-Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
How do you choose between your faith and your future?
Sixteen-year-old Stevie Albie is a religious person, but nothing prepares her for meeting Mary. Like the Mary, mother of Jesus. Just as Stevie becomes convinced she has a special connection with God, doctors discover a brain tumor in her frontal lobe they claim is causing the hallucinations.
Her parents insist on removing the tumor as quickly as possible, but Stevie isn't so sure. Feeling special for the first time in her life, she runs away to a religious cult that's convinced her visions are their salvation and vow to protect her. But as time goes on she suspects they have their own agenda. Torn on who to trust, Stevie wonders if she'll have to choose: her visions or her future?
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